Sometimes I wonder whether astronomers, physicists, and astrobiologists are serious. Astrobiology is a bit of a joke to begin with, considering there is literally nothing for them to study as no life has been found in space that astronauts did not put there, accidentally or otherwise. As if this was not bad enough, all three disciplines consistently insist that there are other inhabitants of the cosmos, despite a complete lack of observable evidence for this claim. However, the claims they make get more outlandish by the year. The most recent claim: we might be in a galactic zoo watched over by aliens.
The reason this absurd sounding claim is being made is something called the Fermi paradox. The Fermi paradox was proposed as far back as the 1950s and asks the fairly obvious question: if there are millions of alien civilizations out there, many of which are more highly evolved than we are, then why do we not hear from any of them? It’s a very obvious question, but not one that gets asked nearly enough in the public view. The Fermi paradox is otherwise known as the Great Silence, something that researchers are still trying to understand.
The “zoo hypothesis” was proposed as a possible explanation to the Fermi paradox back in the 1970s. Essentially the zoo hypothesis postulates that aliens discovered our world eons ago, but, instead of contacting us, decided to watch us instead. Basically, the idea is that the aliens are so much more highly evolved than we are, that they view us the same way we view mammals. They are interesting specimens, worthy of studying and learning from, but are not things we can communicate with naturally. The zoo hypothesis proposes aliens view us as interesting to watch and learn from, but not able to understand their communications.
The responses from the evolutionary community to this hypothesis is predictable. They are proposing to blast information containing signals into space to let the alien “zookeepers” know that we are sentient and want to communicate with them. This is different than what they are already doing with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) program, where they mostly listen for incoming radio transmissions. Blasting radio signals into space would be a completely opposite strategy to what most ET enthusiasts have been doing since the search for extraterrestrial began in earnest.
It’s very interesting that all these tests are being conducted, despite sixty to seventy years of no evidence. Of course, it makes a certain amount of sense in the evolutionary worldview. After all, if we are simply the result of chance random processes, there is no reason to believe those same, or similar chance random processes could not have acted on other planets and other galaxies to produce alien species. And, given how long evolution took to produce humans on earth, billions of years according to the secularists, it is quite conceivable that other worlds took less time, and thus some alien species could be much more highly evolved than we are, or so the logic goes.
All of this is quite patently and laughably absurd. These evolutionary scientists have even less evidence for the existence of aliens than they have for the evolution of life. Trying to claim that the aliens are watching us like some sort of zoo exhibit is absolutely ridiculous, particularly given the absolute lack of evidence for the existence of aliens. Of course, if evidence was the arbiter, then evolution itself would have been abandoned long ago.
Unfortunately, the great galactic zoo hypothesis illustrates just how far the mainstream scientific establishment will go to defend aspects of their dogma. In order to come to the galactic zoo conclusion, these evolutionists have to assume evolution, then assume that evolution happened on other planets, then assume that these evolved aliens are sitting watching us rather than communicating with us. If that seems like an absurd amount of assumptions, that’s because it is. It makes much more sense to accept the Biblical account of creation and recognize that we are alone in the universe. There is no galactic zoo, nor are aliens watching us, but God is and He will hold us to account for every thought we think.